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Plano RDSPD Staff News - January 15, 2016

It Is Hard to Believe

It is hard to believe that we have now finished the second week of the second semester. The 2015-2016 school year is really flying by. Enjoy your Monday off and we will see you on Tuesday.

Dates to Know:

January 25 @ 6:30 - January Parent Meeting & Student Social - Cyber Safety - Date Change

February 11-14 - Academic Bowl

February 25 @ 6:30 - February Parent Meeting & Student Social - Speech

March 7-11 - Plano ISD Spring Break

March 19 @ 2:00 - Spring Show - Date Change

March 31 @ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - DARS

April 8 & 9 - Imagination Texas

April 8 - 10 - Math Counts

April 19 - 22 - Rescheduled Peer Review dates

April 21 @ 6:30 April Parent Meeting & Spring Show - College Accommodations

May 19@ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - Pot Luck Dinner

June 3 - last day for students in PISD

July 5-8 - SEE

July 17 - 20 - Statewide Conference

Need PD hours for 6/6/16? If your principal is allowing PD hours ahead of time for that day, we are giving 1.5 hours credit for attending parent meetings.

Fundraising Opportunities for Plano RDSPD

Spring Show Ads

Spread the word about the fantastic opportunity to advertise in the spring show flyer. All money raised from the advertising helps to support student activities. Contact Tammy Clanton for more information.

Please help us support our student activities. It is through fundraising that our students are able to participate in activities outside of school.

Staff Shout Outs...

  • Jo- Great job getting parents at the STAP meeting! You had the most participants!

  • Jo, Sarah, Karla, Pauline- Thank you for coming to the STAP Parent Meeting and supporting the program.

  • Shout out to Connie Rocha for receiving Para of the Year at Pearson’s holiday party yesterday! She truly deserves it!

  • Give a shout out to Lindsay Gregory on a healthy recovery on her foot surgery.

Student Accomplishments

  • 6 year old Ethan LeBlanc has added "Accomplished Skier" to his resume. Over the holidays his family skied Snomass in Aspen.
  • On New Year's day, sophomore Corin Harrison and junior Will Durnin joined 780 more members of the Allen Eagle band to become the largest band in history to march the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasedena, California.
  • Michaela Nguyen/Centennial HS/Frisco : First Place in the Pink Tournament for the JV Golf Team

  • Meghana Vedala/Vandeventer MS/Frisco: Victorious Viking for Team 7a (chosen by teachers as responsible and dependable)

  • Amari Smith was accepted to RIT.

Peer Review

Peer Review is fast approaching. The parent survey was sent out today in an electronic version. You will be receiving a hard copy of a letter and parent survey to send home with all of your students. Please encourage your parents to complete and return the surveys.

Important Links:

Plano RDSPD Communication Philosophy - Please be familiar with the philosophy.

Communication Modality Continuum -


Plano RDSPD Placement Options -

We will have a great Peer Review because you are the best. We will just take some time to gather the documentation and meet about all aspects of our program so that you are more knowledgeable about the whole picture.

Items due by 3/1/16:

  • Professional Development Log Click here for the form to use when you have training other than what appears on My Learning Plan
  • Weeks worth of lesson plans - more guidance to come
  • Samples of assessment used

Peer Review Team here April 19 - 22.

Plano RDSPD Annual Review of Communication - ARC

Coming soon to a campus near you..

ARC input meetings will be held to gather your input after working with the ARC the past semester. We need your help to make it better and more streamlined. Your team leaders will be letting you know the date for your campus.

Daily Take 5

We have had a break on Daily Take 5. I have had conflicting reviews. Many people were feeling overwhelmed by the volume of information that I was sending out even though there was no expectation that you read it all. I am going to start picking a topic each week and share some links that go along with that topic. Give yourself permission to read what will be helpful to you and your job. The links will be saved on the Daily Take 5 Google Site. That way if you ever have a need to learn about that topic, then you can go look it up. I hope this takes some of the stress away from you. I love to learn and want to share some of that knowledge with you when you have time to Take 5.

Staff Survey

Please take a few minutes to fill out the staff survey form.

Plano RDSPD Staff Google Site

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